Anyone ever do the financial analysis of costs total of rent versus own?
The apartment building owner has all the usual expenses, plus depreciation, to offset revenue, where the homeowner does not.
In addition to being at an asset cost disadvantage, the homeowner feels the property tax sting quite directly.
I'm thinking there's interest in apartments because it's a better deal than home ownership.
Kirk: I just want to clarify, I don't think Angie "deserves to go home on the basis of one night." I think Angie is very talented -- I think all of the Final 4 are. I do think she turned in the weakest overall performance last night, however. And at this point, I feel like they are all on mostly equal ground, with Candice slightly ahead and probably Amber slightly behind (but only because she's just not getting the votes for some reason). But please do not think I am attempting to disparage Angie in any way. I think she's terrific. But somebody has to go tonight, and I think all three other girls had at least one performance that beat both of hers.
Can't you journalists ever get over excluding men from being innocent? The article states "Critics say the drones are responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people, including women and children." Is it any worse to kill innocent women and children than innocent men? Are men's lives worth less? Or is it a given that 'innocent people' only means 'men' and you have to emphasize that innocent people can also be women and children? Why not just say "innocent men, women and children'? That should cover it.
One more thing: there is nothing wrong with NIMBY. What do you think about the Village of Pittsford's fight against Mark IV's proposal to build apartments along the Canal!?! Second: Greater Rochester's transit situation WON'T change until gas prices are sky high or there is significant population growth. Since neither are likely for the foreseeable future, almost all people (except hipsters and true progressives) are going to keep their cars and shop, live, and work where they can drive and park freely. Third: without change in Rochester's schools, you are not going to see family's clamoring to live in the city. Fourth: See City's other article about apartment building in rochester, eventually, with so many apartments coming online, rents will decrease (without the population increase) and fringe areas (like NOTA and the Morgan location) are going to see deteriotation rather than gentrification. As Larry Glazer says in that article, apartment building in Rochester is a Zero-Sum game.
Rochester is NOT Portland. Even though Portland gets planty of rain, and cyclists there don't mind riding in it, they rarely get extremely cold weather or snow - unlike Rochester. Rochester can be a bike-friendly city as long as it's kept in the perspective that people will only ride bikes about half of the year and only in good weather.
I think it's pretty clear most of the commenters here don't live in this part of the city. Adding that many units here does not help increase the density of the city. There is little to nothing nearby. The residents would likely walk across the Eastman lawn to get to Park and East Avenues, where they would make a large trek to either the EastEnd or Berkley & Park, yes, they could also walk to Starry Nites Cafe, but the neighborhood surrounding Starry Nites, while up and coming, is still pretty dicey (wouldn't want my daughter walking around there at night). Don't forget the amazing foodstore of PriceRite, cheaper than Walmart!?! There is little to no residential life on most of this stretch of University, it's mostly old warehouse buildings where manufacturing STILL takes place. Allowing this to be built would be a great example of poor city planning. The East/Park area has survived 100 years because of its preservation. While we are at it, why don't we tear down the Eastman House and build apartments there too?!?. F$ck the majesty of East Avenue, it stands in the way of PROGRESS (and tax revenues). And for those against a parking lot, there is already a massive parking lot there. This is Rochester, where people demand free parking (hence the demise of downtown as the workplace of the region). Eastman's plan would beautify the lot, increasing green space and including a new sculpture garden adding to the ArtWalk.
Thank you for this well researched article on the proposed development at 933 University Avenue. Your paper serves an important role when providing substance to issues facing urban development.
My understanding of the process of having private investment of additional housing has been in existence for the last 2 decades. The influx of non tax supported multimillion dollar proposals should be taken seriously and facilitated to an outcome of quality, integrating with neighborhoods, and celebration.
This proposal at its current or alternative site reflects a very positive indicator of demand for development in Rochester. Hooray, at last! May your paper, neighborhood activists, and city officials work together towards its potential of a promising end for the City of Rochester.
It's nice to see City supporting a major advertiser, George Eastman House, even though GEH completely and totally screwed up what should have been a no-brainer acquisition of the Voiture. We wouldn't be having this conversation if GEH had dealt with those vets in a straightforward manner. And, once GEH bought the property, and once they figured out what they wanted to do with it after they used it for a parking lot for a few years (and Lord knows the one thing Rochester doesn't need is nicely landscaped parking lot), then City will be explaining why whatever GEH wants to do is worth tearing down the historic Voiture building. After reading this ill-reasoned piece, City has no credibility on this subject.
All the things that make Rochester a better city- better mass transit, more small neighborhood businesses, more use of bikes and walking instead of driving-require population density. The way you get population density is to developments like this.
Also, that Kahn quote is just NIMBY dressed up in elegant words.
I don't think Clara being River and The Doctor's daughter would be appropriate (mainly because they've kissed). The Doctor went back to her parents to see how they met and how Clara grew up. She seemed perfectly normal. The TARDIS may not have bothered with women before because he wasn't... "married" in his timeline. However, now he has another girl who isn't River or Amy (his mother-in-law) and the TARDIS is not amused.
To address point 7 in the list, the voices were all taken from previous Doctors, both from the classic and new series, listen carefully and you'll notice. Now, the Big Bad isn't clear or obvious but it must be related to The Silence because we know the season has to end with his name being revealed before we hit the 50th anniversary special. The Silence is a movement. We don't know its founder yet. We know only of the members. For all we know, it could be The Great Intelligence who is behind all of it. Although it would make little sense since The Silence wants to avoid the answer and the Great Intelligence would most likely seek it out. However, why would his name be so important? Furthermore, why would the TARDIS let Clara into the library where she immediately found out his true name? The episode made it a point to show that the TARDIS lets you go where she wants you to go. The plot thickens.
There is at least one thing that we should consider, his name must be meaningful to us. It cannot be something like "John Smith" because it would just be that... a name. Why hide your name if it doesn't mean anything to anyone? His name means something and something he may not even be proud of. Why else would River have said "I'm sorry, I'm so very sorry" before whispering his name to him while dealing with the Vashta Nerada?
hmm... that makes me think of a possible answer, but it's all still speculation... by the way, who could've possibly written the book about the Time War? I thought no one got out but The Doctor so how can a finished book survive without its author having finished it? Also... how is it that the author knows The Doctor's true name if no one but The Doctor himself knows? As I understood it, not even the time lords knew... is the author The Doctor?
...now I won't be able to sleep peacefully.
Anyone who thinks Angie should go home on the basis of one night should never comment on music again. If we had finalized the voting for last week, Candice could be going home. Is there anyone in the entire universe who thinks Candice should be going home now? GG.
I don't agree with the article. Parking lots are terrible for urban areas and density is almost always a good thing. When density gets high enough in a desirable area the result is usually fewer cars, better transit, and great restaurants. Parking lots lead to sterile, unwalkable, neighborhoods with few services. Morgan's proposal looks fine and will be a fine addition to University Avenue and the city.
I fell asleep the show's music was more boring than the elevator I rode in today.
Mariah is actually the voice of reason if you get past her "blathering." She saw the potential in Candice over a month ago. It was so wonderful to finally hear Harry call Randy out on his nonsense. Randy and Nicki just talk to talk. Keith is a little cheesy, but like Mariah, he hits on the technicalities. I'd love to see Harry, Keith, and Mariah on the pannel next year.
As for the girls, a clear winner emerged tonight (as if it wasn't already obvious): Candice. Angie and Amber should be next to go, but hopefully Angie first.
I agree with you Mike and JAM. It is because of efforts like this that will block Rochester from moving forward. This building is seriously ugly and people had the nerve to complain about Erie harbor apartments. In this case you would be replacing an ugly building with a beautiful one.
Fascinating chart correlating voting patterns and gun violence shows that Obama supporters, not the NRA, are overwhelmingly responsible for the latter.
What would George Eastman do?
Cities like Rochester are dying, and a major reason is the toxic, idiotic and un-American ideology that says economic growth can be made to follow the centrally-planned dictates of political pressure groups. If this kind of stupidity prevails, then the city's inevitable demise will be richly deserved.
It's hardly a coincidence that the only places prospering these days are those states and communities that embrace progress and welcome dynamic, creative private investment—without meddling busybodies, mountains of red tape or rapacious taxation.
You can listen to newspaper pundits and dead architects, or you can use your head and face cold, hard facts.
I too have been involved in historic preservation efforts, although not for as long as some including Mary Anna. But I find many of the arguments here to be nonsensical.
What's been proposed by Morgan is clearly an improvement over the house and parking lot that is there now. I see no green space now that won't be there after these apartments are built.
The 120 year old, beautiful Cataract Brewery building in the historic High Falls neighborhood was a Designated Building of Historic Value; supposedly protected from demolition. Yet, we had no problem demolishing that so it could be replaced with a HUGE parking lot forever altering the rim of the High Falls gorge.
Here we have the George Eastman House now saying it wants to build a sculpture garden and A PARKING LOT on this site? I really don't see how that would be better than adding residents to this section of University.
Also, I find it a bit ironic this article mentions Louis Kahn. The very first design by Morgan for this site looked like it could have been designed by Kahn himself. Personally, I don't believe his aesthetic or his teachings belong anywhere near this neighborhood.
Bassist: A link to the Google Map is now embedded in the article. Here's the link just in case: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid…
I'm a former resident of the neighborhood who worked on neighborhood planning matters, including the original ARTWalk and the extension. I've spent hundreds of delightful hours at the George Eastman House, attended several meetings and community events at Monroe Voiture, and, of course, GreekFest. I've been heavily involved in historic preservation, community planning, and neighborhood revitalization. And with all that background, I find that this thorough and thoughtful piece is pretty much spot on.
Nice job, Mary Anna!
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